"He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow." Psalms 147:18
Have you ever had your heart melted?
My heart has been melted several times.
Moments where I have looked into the eyes of my husband and my heart just melts - without even a word said.
My children melt my heart through the pure innocence of their words, their sweet faces and contagious laughs.
So many moments of melting...
The words of encouragment & love from a trusted friend.
Words of advice from those far wiser then me.
I am addicted to the feeling of the melting of one's heart.
My question to you is this....When was the last time the WORD of GOD melted your heart. Anytime you are struggling spiritually - the cliche questions will be asked... "Are you praying? Are you reading God's word?" These two things are obviously key in a dynamic Christian life - but it is not the "doing" of them that pushes you forward but the "quality" of the time spent doing them. I can obediently read my Bible every evening and pray but that does not mean I am pushing myself forward. Too often we try to put our methodical methods to how God speaks to us. Some try to read the Bible straight through or use reading plans. I do believe these methods can be great tools in disciplining yourself to habitually read the Word, but I wonder how much they limit the leading of the Holy Spirit's direction. How many times have you started a reading plan method and found yourself quickly slipping from it? Once I attempted to read the Bible through in a year. After about two months of following this reading plan it had turned into a frustrating game of catch-up. I was so adhered to the schedule of the reading and so fixated on keeping up that I was completely missing the point. Maybe that is why one of the biggest struggles in our Christian walk is to make reading the Bible an exciting, dynamic time. We allocate a time and certain scriptures and restrict God's Word to our human-made plan. Maybe all He wants is the freedom to lead us through the Holy Spirit. He wants to be able to "melt us" through His word.
I can imagine Jesus sitting down each day, writing a special letter just to me. He sends it to our Bible-shaped mailbox. He has carefully chosen the words that I need to help me through my day. How often does he get back an envelope stamped "Return to Sender"? God not only wants to speak to us - he wants to melt our hearts through the sending of His word.
Application Step: Evaluate the time you spend in God's Word. Spend time in prayer asking God if you are missing out on the letters He is trying to send.
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Tessy, How true this is. I love the idea of Christ "melting my heart" with his Word. Thank you for this and for your kind comments on my writing as well.
Consider me one who will be reading more of your writing - heart melting before Him.